Total ControlTM Program – Pelvic Fitness For Bladder Control
Millions of women suffer from some form of incontinence during their lifetime. All too often, they are embarrassed to admit it—even to their own doctor. On average women wait 6.5 years from the first time they experience symptoms until they obtain a diagnosis for their bladder control problem(s).
Don’t wait any longer!
An increasing number of women are finding relief through the newly introduced, medically based Total ControlTM fitness program developed by Women’s Health Foundation (WHF), an organization that has helped thousands of people improve their bladder control.
This is much more than a Kegel class.
During this six-week course you will learn pelvic exercises, behavior modifications, and nutrition tips on how to reduce urinary frequency and urgency. A study published in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Green Journal in 2008 found that more than 50% of the participants reported improved symptoms and 25% were symptom free following Total ControlTM course series.
Urinary Incontinence (UI) is especially prevalent among the elderly.
UI is a leading cause for nursing home placement. According to the National Association for Continence the elderly’s need for frequent toileting and/or the urgency to void increases the risk of falls by as much as 26% and bone fracture by as much as 34%.
Here is what one student had to say:
“I have had urinary incontinence for many years. I assumed nothing could be done about it and it would only get worse. I learned in the Total Control Program that urinary incontinence can be improved through exercise, knowledge, and coping strategies. I am very grateful for the significant improvement in my incontinence and am excited to know that it may continue to improve as I use the knowledge I gained in this class.”
– Karen J., Age 70, Registered Nurse
Three Basic Elements of the Course:
- Education – Topics include how the bladder works, why is it important to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, and what foods and drinks can make symptoms worse.
- Behavior Modification – We focus on how different bathroom habits can make leakage and urgency worse – or better. Example topics include, the problem with going “just in case,” tips and strategies for urge suppression, and recommendations for reducing nighttime frequency.
- Pelvic Floor Exercises – Each class includes an exercise component to strengthen the muscles that support the pelvic organs and reduce leakage. These are low intensity exercises that are performed primarily in a seated position.
Candidates for this program include:
- someone who is unable to control the release of their urine or stool, especially when they laugh, cough, sneeze or stand-up
- someone who goes the restroom frequently (more than every three hours or more than twice at night)
- someone who has a sudden urge and has to rush to the bathroom.
Total Control Platinum is a low impact pelvic wellness course. The exercises are performed either seated or standing near a chair. For most people the physical activities should not pose any health problems. However, obtain the recommendation of your doctor before beginning an exercise program or if you are experiencing any pain in your pelvic region.
Contact us now for a schedule of classes, or for more information about our in-home course!